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A ROMAN Catholic priest based at the Gweru Diocese Cathedral Church allegedly committed suicide after stealing and crashing a parish vehicle following a beer drinking spree.

Father Batsirai Marimbe, 31, allegedly drank poison and his body was found at Mutapa Cemetery in Gweru at around 6AM on Saturday.

On Friday night, Father Marimbe allegedly took a parish vehicle which had just returned from routine service and went for a beer drink at Eclipse Night Club with a group of his

Seven ministers who were expelled on Sunday for conduct and performance below the expected standard have accepted their fate and expressed gratitude to President Mugabe for affording them an opportunity to serve the nation.

The President fired Cdes Flora Buka (Minister of State for Presidential Affairs), Sylvester Nguni (Minister of State in the Vice President's Office), Paul Chimedza (Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care), Tongai Muzenda (Deputy Minister of Public Service, Labour


The Bulawayo based Prophet Steve Blomefield, who four decades ago predicted the downfall of Ian Smith's Rhodesian government in the late 70s, said Tsvangirai has lost all credibility and his recent calls for mass protests are a way of calling for cameras around him once again. His comments come after Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) ministries founder, Walter Magaya voiced saying it is up to Zimbabweans to promote peace and pray for the country's leadership.

Writes Blomefield:

A WOMAN from Mwenezi, Masvingo Province, shocked her husband and her in-laws when she claimed that her husband was infertile before disowning a child he had allegedly sired with a small house.

Diana Mahuni invited trouble for herself after the declaration as she is now at logger-heads with her in-laws who accuse her of bewitching their son.

It is reported that Mahuni has been married to Asper Ngoya for seven years, but the couple has not been blessed with children.


One woman has been given a four-year anti-social behavior order (ASBO), and a 12-week jail term, for being too loud during sex. I might have found my new hero.

53-year-old Caroline Cartwright who is a citizen of Britain - Zimbabwe's former coloniser - has had 30 visits from the police and two prison sentences, due to her 'shouting, screaming and vocalization' during sex.

In the United Kingdom, people can be issued a ASBO, which is a civil order to a person who has been shown, on

There is an unprecedented groundswell of anger across the political and social divides in the country against President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF's misrule, with analysts saying yesterday that this boded well for keenly-anticipated national elections scheduled for 2018.

Among the prominent political players who have raised their voices against the country's deteriorating political and economic climate are opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa, MKD leader


Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa says Government will early next year pronounce new business policies aimed at relaxing indigenisation laws and promoting Foreign Direct Investment. Cde Mnangagwa told businesspeople who paid him a courtesy call at his farm in Kwekwe at the weekend that Government would also get rid of bureaucratic regulations that inconvenienced prospective investors.

A group of South African-based businessmen and investors has reportedly praised Acting President

ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa has described the recent ouster of former Vice-President Joice Mujuru as "a brazen display of basic disrespect for basic rights and processes" and labelled her detractors as "malevolent evil geniuses".

In a speech to mark Unity Day today, the former Zipra intelligence supremo said those purged alongside Mujuru were plotting a comeback, setting the stage for an intricate political fight in the ruling party.

"The orchestration of this power grab was

A HARARE man told the Civil Court last Friday that his second wife was cheating on him because he had a small manhood as he sought an eviction order.

Shakemore Tembo claimed Snodia Nyamayaro was in the habit of sleeping with other men at shebeens. Tembo also accused Nyamayaro of breaching his peace.

"She told me in my face that my manhood was too small to satisfy her in bed after I had asked her why she was having extramarital affairs," he said.

Tembo told magistrate Mr Tendai

DISGRUNTLED members of the so-called 'Mazoe Crush Movement' have told Emmerson Mnangagwa that he is not President Robert Mugabe's "anointed" successor as the "alliance of convenience" between the two Zanu PF camps shows signs of unravelling.

Information minister Jonathan Moyo and Mugabe's nephew, Patrick Zhuwao, used the Sunday Mail to state that the veteran leader had not anointed a successor with the appointments of the new vice presidents.

Zhuwao ominously added that if

The bonded coins that Zimbabwe introduced this week appeared entangled in initial operational glitches, with the take-up by retail operators sluggish.

Zimbabweans also took to social networking site, Twitter, to express their concerns and fears over the potential reintroduction of the troubled southern African nation's own currency which it ditched five years ago.

A raft of multiple currencies, including the rand, the dollar, the pula and other major global currencies are currently

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe says it is monitoring suspected illicit transactions and some individual bank accounts which are being used for business operations in a calculated move to circumvent corporate scrutiny.

RBZ Governor Dr John Mangudya told a breakfast meeting organised by the Institute of Charted Accountants of Zimbabwe last week that banks have been reporting suspicious transactions every day.

"We have noticed that there are illicit transactions. Some people are now

Zimbabweans living and working in South Africa have been warned to regularise their Dispensation for Zimbabwe Project Permits (DZP) before month-end by accessing the new Zimbabwe Special Permits as agreed between the Home Affairs Ministries of the two countries.

In a recent statement issued on the South African Home Affairs Ministry website, Minister Malusi Gigaba said all DZP permits would expire on December 31, 2014, regardless of the time issued and the expiry date on them.


CIVIL servants have slammed the government for delaying to pay them bonuses, saying this was the first time since independence that they were being paid the 13th cheque after Christmas.

The Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Deputy Minister, Cde Tongai Muzenda, announced at the weekend that the rest of the civil servants will be paid in the first week of January. The police and and soldiers were paid their bonuses last month

A primary school teacher in Bulawayo who is a

A WOMAN from Cowdray Park in Bulawayo reportedly received the shock of her life when she walked in on her daughter while allegedly getting cosy with her boyfriend in her bedroom. So steamy was the "romance" that annoyed the girl, Antonette Nekati's mother, Monica Nekati.

The alleged boyfriend, Thusani Nyathi, was lavishly planting himself between Antonette's legs who was also positioned on the bed and the girl was said to be groaning in sexual pleasure.

In a bid to apparently "fix"

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